Dermot is the principal of CWETNS and has been since it first opened in 2013. He has a huge interest in teaching music and enjoys whole school singing and percussion classes. Dermot’s passion for ethical education has led him to complete further studies in this area. Dermot brings this experience to Canal Way and enjoys using children’s philosophy lessons as part of the holistic development of the child. He is a strong advocate for the voice of the child and uses this approach daily in school life.
Ciara is a member of our management team, and is also our ICT coordinator. Ciara is a classroom teacher and enjoys working with the children in Canal Way ETNS. Ciara has studied languages and enjoys exploring this with her classes. She is also interested in sports, and creating spectacular art.
Aileen is an experienced teacher who joined Canal Way ETNS in 2015. She particularly enjoys teaching art and languages. Aileen has completed further studies in special education and brings this expertise to the team at Canal Way. Aileen is a member of the management team and enjoys her role in this area.
Hazel in an Assistant Principal in CWETNS. She is skilled in drama, and was responsible for the writing, production and direction of our first School Play in 2018 and has driven productions annually since then. She is also quickly becoming the master of all things ‘mindful’ and drives many initiatives around this area.
Simon is a classroom teacher at Canal Way ETNS and his interests lie in multiculturalism, global citizenship, Languages and inclusion. Simon also runs our GAA team and enjoys enabling the children to be active and fit.
Assistant Principal II & Classroom Teacher
(Clíona is on a career break for the school year 2022/2023.)
She particularly enjoys teaching English, maths, science and art. Her love for dancing also finds its way into the school day. Clíona likes to engage her pupils through active learning and play-based methodologies. She has a special interest in bringing restorative practices to the classroom and values building trusting relationships with her pupils.
Orla enjoys teaching in Canalway ETNS. Orla has taught in other Educate Together schools before CWETNS and brings fresh ideas and initiatives. Orla enjoys sport and teaching emotional development to her students. She is an extremely caring person.
Dee is a passionate experienced teacher and loves to make her class enjoyable, knowing that children learn best in a fun and active classroom. Dee is delighted to be a part of the team in CWETNS. Dee’s interests lie in cookery, Sport, English and Drama. Dee is an advocate of Educate Together.
Ciaran is an Assistant Principal II for school year 2021/2022, and also a classroom teacher at Canal Way ETNS. He has a passion for all things sports, maths and science related. Ciaran enjoys a busy and active classroom where all children are celebrated and always aims to create a positive and co-operative learning environment.
Additional Needs Assistant
John is an Additional Needs Assistant in CWETNS. John brings a wealth of experience to CWETNS. John loves working with children and being part of an energetic team. He likes making school enjoyable for the children while ensuring that every day is successful and that the children reach their true potential.
Rebecca loves being a member of the staff at Canal Way ETNS. Rebecca enjoy teaching Art, History and has a passion for teaching the Irish Language in a fun, interactive way. Inclusion, Equality, and the child’s well-being are Rebecca’s passion which she supports through kindness, encouragement, and motivation. Rebecca always promotes active learning and collaborative learning in teaching.
Marcella is an Australian Teacher who has worked in schools across Australia, England and Ireland. She enjoys playing sport, in particular tennis, tag rugby and cricket. Marcella likes to teach using a hands on inquiry based approach and will be found outside using the environment to enhance their learning in an effort to make real life connections. Marcella loves to include song and performance in her classroom to make learning more fun and engaging. Marcella is excited to be apart of the wonderful team at Canal Way ETNS.
Valeriia is proud to be part of our team and school. Initially nervous in a new language environment, the daily support from colleagues, and their remarkable kindness, makes Canal Way a wonderful place to be. Valeriia’s passion lies in travel, exploring cultures, architecture, and cuisine. Valeriia is a sea lover always getting comfort and calmness on the seashore. Teaching-wise, she strives to ignite students’ thirst for knowledge.
Helen is thrilled to be part of the Canal Way team. Helen loves art and teaching children through playful experiences. She enjoys putting her mind to creative projects. Sport is a passion of Helen’s, she loves to use active learning in her class setting. Helen values delivering a positive and enjoyable educational experience for all children.
Conor is delighted to be part of the CWETNS team, as a classroom teacher. He has worked in schools in England, India and Australia and enjoys celebrating multiculturalism and diversity in the classroom. Conor has a passion for teaching Maths and STEM.
Eavan is our school administrator at Canal Way ETNS. We are extremely lucky to have her on board. Eavan promotes the ethos of Canal Way ETNS through all her interactions with pupils, staff, parents and the wider school community. Eavan enjoys visiting classrooms and is always supportive of pupils’ work and interested in school projects.
Ellie is delighted to work in the Canal Way community. With a passion for teaching Gaeilge with a fun twist, she infuses her classroom with creativity, fun, and fostering an environment where open discussions and laughter thrive. Ellie‘s dedication to inclusivity and cooperation ensures that each student feels valued and engaged in the learning process, promising a positive and enriching experience for all.
Blaithin is very proud to be on the Canal Way team. Blaithin is an energetic and lively person. She love the outdoors and enjoy using this in my teaching. Blaithin is a huge animal lover and will always be willing to show you pictures of my pet dogs. She likes to have my classroom full of discussion and conversation, and likes to keep a bubbly environment for the children.
Job Share Classroom Teacher
Fiona has been a teacher at Canal Way ETNS since it opened in 2013. She particularly enjoys teaching science, maths and geography. She has taken on further studies in Human Rights and Citizenship and brings these experiences to the team at Canal Way ETNS. Fiona promotes and supports the active learner in the classroom and promotes using the local environment as an outdoor classroom. Fiona is delighted to be part of the team at Canal Way ETNS.
Jessica loves being a teacher and particularly enjoys teaching English, Drama and SPHE. Jessica has a special interest in inclusion and pupil wellbeing, which she brings to the classroom. She is passionate about engaging pupils in lessons with fun, innovative learning experiences.
Orla is thrilled to be a part of Canal Way ETNS. She creates a safe classroom full of laughter and fun. Orla has a special interest in languages, particularly Spanish and Gaeilge. She loves engaging students in active learning lessons and has a love for the outdoors.
Nell is delighted to be on the Canal Way ETNS team. Nell works hard to foster a holistic and active classroom that’s full of fun! She loves the arts and really enjoys helping children reach their creative potential in school. As a native Irish speaker from Connemara, Nell is passionate about the Irish language and makes a great effort to promote the language in schools.
Jean is a highly experienced teacher and is delighted to be a part of the team in CWETNS. She has a colourful teaching career to date having taught in many different settings and countries. Jean enjoys Maths, Science and Mindfulness and enjoys teaching in Educate Together.
Amy has previously worked in Montessori schools where her love for education grew. Amy enjoys yoga and has a passion for dance and music. Amy works to bring moments of mindfulness, fun and laughter to the children’s day in school.
Nicola is an Additional Needs Assistant at Canal Way and is delighted to work in such a positive and colourful school. Nicola enjoys working as part of a team and loves to make any classroom she works in a fun, happy and safe environment. She is passionate about arts and crafts, gardening and sport. She is there to assist the children in any way they need.
Seán is delighted to work in CWETNS as a classroom teacher. He particularly loves teaching drama, music, Gaeilge and well-being. Seán loves to make learning fun, active and nurture the special talents in every child
Additional Needs Assistant
Deirdre is an Additional Needs Assistant in CWETNS and is job sharing with Amy currently. Deirdre enjoys working with children and helping to assist so that all children can access the curriculum safely and inclusively. Deirdre has recently started an initiative – Roots of Empathy and enjoys working with the children in this area.
Jan comes to education with a wealth of different experiences making her a dynamic member of staff and a passionate teacher. Jan enjoys making her classrooms inclusive and child centred. Jan is a wonderful teacher and a real reflective practitioner which enables her to nurture each child to reach their full potential. Jan always has a happy class!
Liah is proud to be a teacher in CWETNS. She specialises in special and inclusive education and strives to promote student voice in her classroom. She has a passion for music and loves to play her guitar. She is particularly interested in English, STEM and Well-being. Liah works to create a warm and fun learning environment for all.
Jemma is excited to join the team at Canal Way as an Additional Needs Assistant. Jemma previously worked in the CRC and this is where her passion for working with children of all abilities and capabilities grew. She enjoys reading, music and is a huge fan of the Marvel movies.
Pat is our Caretaker, and we are delighted that he is a pillar of our community and our team. Pat makes sure our building is looking its best and is a safe place to be for our children.
Luke is a classroom teacher at Canal Way ETNS. He loves teaching history, geography and science through fun and exciting activities. He has a passion for sport and endorses an active and healthy lifestyle in his teaching. Luke brings a unique entrepreneurial spirit into the classroom which enables the children to think and learn in creative and innovative ways.
Siobhan is a highly experienced teacher and is delighted to be a part of the team in CWETNS. She loves The arts, and in particular the connection between Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. STEM. Siobhan is also a lover of all things environmental and loves to be outdoors whenever possible.
Amy is thrilled to be a member of the team in Canal Way ETNS. Her favourite subjects to teach are Geography, History and Art. She loves giving children the opportunity to develop their own voice and creativity. She also enjoys being in the outdoors- from hiking and water sports to rock climbing and camogie. Outdoor learning is something Amy always tries to incorporate in her teaching